Kobayashi threepeats Pie pizza by narrow margin over Jamie McDonald

Sept 17 #2 Results below have been updated with the values in the Toronto Star article
1) Takeru Kobayashi 40 slices
2) Jamie McDonald 34 slices
3) “Furious” Pete Czerwinski 27
4) Jesse Kankula 20
5) Stephanie Torres 19
6) Craig Reed 15
7T) Lara Martin 11
7T) Manny Yarborough 11

Sept 17 Lara Martin has posted full results (top 7 listed below, Jesse Kankula was 4th) (Part 1 | Part 2)
The Toronto Star has a gallery
Flypress films has a video
The Rake and Herald has a report

update 10:06 The Toronto Star has a contest report Stephanie Torres (who has quit her job to become a full time competitive eater) ate 19 slices.

update 7:48
Jamie McDonald has the top 3

update 4:11 Kobayashi has defended his title with a total of 40 slices.

update 3:49 The contest has started. Aylan X is posting updates

Let em Eat Thrice is expected to start at 3pm today at Pie in Barrie, Ontario and will be the first matchup between Takeru Kobayashi and Jamie McDonald. It will also be the first head to head contest where Jamie McDonald and Pete Czerwinski will compete. (They previously competed in the Smokey Bones burger battle held in multiple locations.) Pete says he has been focusing on preparation for a bodybuilding.com photo shoot instead of competitive eating training.

The Rake and Herald has a preview of the contest.

List of local qualifiers

Comments (33)


  1. anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

    Who the hell cares another blowout. Bodybuilding.com shoot ? More money in someone else pocket. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

  2. 123! said

    September 16, 2012 @ 12:55 pm

    1)Kobayashi 2)McDonald 3)Torres 4)Pete

  3. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 2:46 pm

    of course pete would say that..just admit your not as dominate as you used to be. My bet is that pete doesnt even finish in the $

  4. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 5:25 pm

    the haters posting right now probably couldn’t eat half as much as Pete did or beat him in a pose down either, go do some cardio fatty.

  5. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

    Anon 5:25
    So your saying no one should criticize anyone unless they can perform better? Then all sportcasters, as well as 99% of all constructive critics, should go do cardio.

  6. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    anyone have results?

  7. Okay said

    September 16, 2012 @ 6:02 pm

    1) Kobi
    2) Jamie
    3) Pete

  8. anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    Cardio? Lets see what Pete looks like 15 to 20yrs from now when his metabolism is out of whack? Oh year its easy to say he will be working out like a madman so the chances of him getting fat are relatively slim. Guess what ? Father time takes care of that. The flab will be mounting. as the years roll by. Posedown Ha enjoy it while you can it wont last long

  9. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 7:37 pm

    I cannot believe all the jealousy! Pete must be doing okay!

  10. anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 7:51 pm

    Yes there is jealousy because certain individuals are making money and others are not. How would you feel if you were a nobody on stage or a sucker in the crowd shelling out his or her hard earned cash and getting nothing in return

  11. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 8:11 pm

    I’d either try harder or change my interests.

  12. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 9:03 pm

    Anon 6:37 – even when you get older, you can still stay fit with hard work, proper diet and will power, you must have just let yourself go and now hate anyone that did take care of themselves, fat and lazy is not a good combo.

    Anon 7:51 – you sound like someone that tried it as a pro eater but wasnt very good, pro football players make money playing football, but im not all upset, when I’m at a game watching them, bitching about how much their getting paid, I’m usually wishing I had their bank accounts.

    I agree with Anon 8:11

  13. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 9:06 pm

    nice job to Jamie, he has been in Beast mode all year. only 4 slices behind what could be the best eater ever.

  14. Anonymous said

    September 16, 2012 @ 10:32 pm

    The Toronto Star has a gallery of images from the contest,

  15. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    September 16, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

    Here’s our report: http://www.therakeandherald.tv/society/societystory.php?id=173

  16. L.a. Beast said

    September 16, 2012 @ 11:44 pm

    Jamie McDonald is the real deal

  17. Anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 12:00 am

    Jame looks jacked!! his arms look bigger than Pete’s and thats saying something, maybe its just the angle of the pic

  18. Anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 3:08 am

    The independent circuit is getting very exciting .

  19. anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 9:29 am

    Damn shame Jamie didn’t beat Kobayashi. Wonder what his excuse would have been then?

  20. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    September 17, 2012 @ 10:07 am

    Wow, Jamie is even better than I though, and that’s saying a bunch! Congratulations to him!

    As much as I revere Koby—-always have—-given the influx of increasingly omnitalented new eaters (like Jamie and Matt), even as an independent, Koby’s “undefeated” days are numbered. I think that once Koby starts sensing that, he’ll retire from active competition, and that’s as it should be. (I see him retiring some time in 2013.)

    People should be remembered for what they were at the top of their game. Sticking around too long tarnishes those memories, and I don’t want to see that happen to Koby.

    He doesn’t have to be active to market CE or related products. Look at Michael Jordan, Brett Favre, Troy Aikman, Cal Ripken, Billie Jean King, and many others. And Koby has been even more dominant in CE than either of those were to their respective sports.

  21. El Daddy said

    September 17, 2012 @ 10:56 am

    Stupid comment Rhonda, Kobi wasn’t even trying. Kobi defeated Jamie that way because he was toying with just like a cat does with a mouse before he kills it. Ha

  22. Anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 11:10 am

    OJ, in the “Rake and Herald” article, Jaime credits himself with 35 slices. Maybe you could correct your story and do the same. We deserve real totals not inaccurate ones so that we can put things in perspective.

  23. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    September 17, 2012 @ 11:44 am

    Hey, Daddio, what the “El” are you talking about? I hope you’re right, but since I don’t know you, I take your words with a few hundred grains of salt.

    I stand by my comment. It will take more than your words to lend creedence to the stupidity of anyone’s observations.

  24. Rhonda Evans said (Registered March 6, 2008)

    September 17, 2012 @ 11:49 am

    Assuming the Toronto Star is correct (and that could be a bit of a stretch),unless Steph either marries a man who makes pretty good money, or unless she already is fairly well heeled, winnings from CE will not cut it.

  25. Anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

    A financial planner being well heeled? That sounds pretty far fetched to me.

  26. ojrifkin said (Registered July 27, 2005)

    September 17, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    It is interesting that Stephanie has been bypassing home-region contests where she could earn more money. She went to Canada instead of defend her title in the Tuscon Sonoran dog contest which awarded $500 yesterday and did the A Taste of Hamburg-er in Pennsylvania on Sept 1 instead of a pizza contest in Albuquerque with a $1,000 first prize.

  27. Ignatius Rake said (Registered August 6, 2012)

    September 17, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    We’ve updated our report: http://www.therakeandherald.tv/society/societystory.php?id=173

    Apologies in advance for the guess work. The only thing everyone seems to agree on is that Kobi ate 40 slices and won. Sadly our view of the eating was obscured by the Atlantic Ocean and a fair chunk of land.

    The Star’s listing of Jamie eating 34 slices is probably a typo as a caption in the paper’s photo gallery also credits him with eating 35 slices.

  28. Jamie Mcdonald said (Registered May 7, 2012)

    September 17, 2012 @ 1:23 pm

    The star’s numbers are incorrect

  29. No. 2 Eater? said

    September 17, 2012 @ 2:16 pm

    Stephanie, as the saying goes, don’t quit your day job. Number two woman eater in the world? Meredith
    Boxberger ate more slices (21) than Stephanie, and she’s not even in the top ten MLE. Making, false, untruths, resume padding claims hurts all competitive eating credibility. I mean what’s someone new to competitive eating supposed to think? You mean the self claimed number two woman eater in the world can only get fifth place by eating 19 slices of pizza and losing to Jesse Kankula? It’s demeaning to Sonya Thomas and Juliet Lee to make any comparisons after that embarrassing effort by Stephanie.

  30. anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    Except for Jamie Pete and Kobayashi it is a second rate side show. No comparison to MLE contest whatsoever

  31. Anonymous said

    September 17, 2012 @ 3:04 pm

    Steph never claimed to be number 2. That was all pie. She ate 19 on a bad day. Boxberger also ate 21 slices in the rain. Pre-dunked pizzas make a huge difference. Steph did 28.5 HDBs and Boxberger did 21.5.

  32. Anonymous said

    September 18, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    How sweet of Craig to defend Stephanie anonymously

  33. Anonymous said

    September 18, 2012 @ 3:28 pm

    not as close as first appeared…still jamie put up a great fight

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